Grow Your Confidence with Money
Do you feel confident in financial matters?
If we lack confidence with money, this is often because we see ourselves through the lenses of past mistakes. In the area of money, those mistakes can be precisely calculated as we look at the size of our debt, the amount we’re short every month, or the distance between where we are and where we want to be with our dreams and plans.
As we look at these things, we recognize, “I did that to myself. I failed in that situation because I had bad judgment.” We begin to identify with our mistakes and consequently lose our confidence. Hebrews 10:35 says we can “throw away” our confidence.
What can we do if we don’t have confidence with money?
Financial Confidence Is Not Circumstantial
Confidence is associated with identity, which is something we gain from relationship with our God and Maker. It does not come from our circumstances, the mistakes we’ve made, or the mathematical gaps in our lives. It isn’t based on our failures, betrayals, or any of our mistakes. Instead, confidence is based on our identity in Christ. When we truly realize we are accepted, embraced, and valued, our confidence returns.
Here is a “prescription” for those who don’t feel confident with money:
Even if you’re dealing with financial mistakes made in the past, do not allow them to become your identity. Keep to the truth of the gospel, which declares that your identity is in Christ, not in how you perform. Pray this prayer:
Father God, I know You are here and that You hear me. I acknowledge that I’ve made mistakes and failed in certain areas, but now I ask for a new beginning. I ask that You would wash my failings away by Your grace and that I would once again gain my confidence. Help me to understand that I am Your child, that You are good, and that You give only good gifts. This is my prayer. I ask these things by faith in Jesus’ name. Amen.
2. Read Hebrews 10:19–25
Write out this passage and read it every day for a week. Dwell on these words, and understand what confidence means in Christ.
3. Create declarations
Go over Hebrews 10:19–25 and rewrite the passage in your own words, in a way that makes sense and is true according to the Bible. Use first person so each statement is a declaration. Here’s an example: “I have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus.”
4. Make a video of yourself
Using your phone or whatever electronic device you have, make a video of yourself that will encourage and prophesy to you. If you don’t like the way it turns out, delete it and try again until you have a 1–2 minute statement that goes something like this: “I am confident because of what Jesus did for me.”
On a regular basis, go back and watch the truth of what Hebrews 10:19–25 is building inside of you.
Allow these steps to grow within you the realization that you can be confident in your money and that you are no longer bound by performance failures; they are not your identity. Your identity is in Christ, who is perfect.
As you practice the five steps in this prescription, you’ll be able to watch and feel your confidence return because of what God did, not because of what you’ve done. Let’s do good works in Christ from a place of confidence.
God bless your Prosperous Soul.